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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Short, stumpy legs. Fluffy butt. Adorably quirky personalities. We all love Corgis. Having a Corgi run up to you is guaranteed instant-happiness. But some of us simply can't own a Corgi yet. And for those of us who do have a Corgi, we wish we could bring them wherever we go 24/7- but that's not always possible. Everyone enjoys the companionship and cuddliness that a Corgi provides, including the Queen of United Kingdom! That's why Waffles the Memory Foam Corgi was born! Because of his soft and minky fur, marshmallow memory foam, and pillow-like form factor, Waffles provides you with the comfort you need when you are on the go.
Take Waffles on your next big adventure! This pudgy memory foam corgi is great for various settings. Not big on traveling? Waffles is also perfect for when you relax at home.
Waffles' bread loaf shape makes him the ideal travel companion, cuddle buddy, and side pillow. He is approximately 15.7 x 8.7 x 5 inches of warm fuzziness. You will end up bringing him everywhere, but be aware- clinginess is inevitable!
Because you will be bringing Waffles with you everywhere you go, he may get dirty over time. But no worries! Waffles has a velcro opening on his belly area, which allows you to remove the memory foam cushion from the outer polyester shell. Just pop the outer shell into the washing machine and then dryer on tumble dry-low setting. It is said that Waffles will come out feeling even softer and plush than before!
Other pillows and plushies lump and clump, but not Waffles! He is able to withstand your strangling love.
Waffles is also child safe and makes a great companion for children. For children who want pets, Waffles is the perfect alternative if your family is not ready for a pet. He is made with stitched eyes and nose to ensure that there are no choking hazards or loose parts.
Adopt your own Waffles today or for that special someone. Without you, we won't be able to continue making these adorable, cuddly companions.
Hi humans! My name Waffles, and I was born in Austin, the heart of Texas. I am a fluffy and cute Corgi that loves to travel and spend time outdoors. My absolute favorite things include lots and lots of leisure time and cuddling with friends. I can be used as a travel companion, cuddle buddy, and more. Real dogs like to hang out with me too- I once played chase with two of them at the dog park. You could say that I am one popular Corgi!
Even though I love relaxing outdoors and going on vacation, I'll admit that I am also a couch potato. You can find me sprawled out on the couch all day long just snoozing away. Don't worry, I won't hog the couch space- so feel free to join me.
Although I am a rather lazy Corgi, I make a great companion in all lifestyle settings. I can accompany you to work and be your office buddy. My cute appearance, delightfully soft fur, and ability to retain shape will ease you while you are sitting at your office desk. I can also be your road trip, airplane, or bed companion!
I know I'd make a great man's best friend, but I need your help on Kickstarter to ensure that I find a loving fur-ever home.
As children, we, Andy Shaw and Sherrill Feng, played with tons of stuffed animals. When they fell apart or lost shape, the world seemed to end because our best friend no longer looked or felt the same.
As we became older, keeping plushies clean became an issue. When Sherrill returned home from her first semester in college, she tried washing all of her dusty animals. Like plushies in general, they lose shape when washed.
Plushies have many physical parts, and those parts can fall apart over time. Recently, the eye of a kitten Andy had for a decade fell off. It was tragic because Kitten (the kitten's very original name) no longer looked the same. It's okay, we super glued her eye back, but we have to keep an EYE out for her other eye.
We were motivated to solve plush losing shape when washed, used as a pillow, or cuddled with. We created Memory Plush, memory foam plush (the name is literal), to solve this tragic issue that plagued us when we were young and continues to plague millions of children in America every year.
Waffles is our first memory plush creation. When we first met, Andy introduced Sherrill to a friend's Corgi. She has been in love with the breed ever since.
When she was young, Sherrill developed an unconditional love towards all animals. She rescued her border collie mix puppy back in 2007. Sherrill's love for animals grew onto Andy. Our passion for animals- especially dogs, fueled us to create Waffles the Memory Foam Corgi for other dog lovers.
We are a couple based out of Austin, Texas. We are juniors at the University of Texas at Austin where we've received a ton of help on our project. Without our supporters, none of this would be possible. Thank you, our mentors and Kickstarter backers, for believing in us.
The Future of Memory Plush
The future of Memory Plush is in your hands. We want to make sure owners of various dog breeds can adopt a Waffles that resembles their dogs. We have gotten requests for pugs, blue heelers, golden doodles, even mixed breeds, and many more. With a successful campaign, we will be able to show our business partners the demand for Memory Plush. With your support, everyone will have access to a memory foam plush that resembles their dog!
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Don't forget to spread the word about Waffles! He appreciates your love.
The majority of funds will go towards the minimum 500 unit order. This will kickstart initial demand and the first production run. A small percentage of the goal is set aside for Kickstarter and processing fees. The rest are overhead costs, such as setting up, marketing, and running a Kickstarter campaign.
Finalized shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign ends. The amount charged will be based on the exact cost required to ship you Waffles and any Add Ons.
We will ship Waffles out as early as we can. Delivery will be before or during October.
Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter campaign, but you have no need to worry. We are hard workers and we care about our supporters. If there are obstacles during this extraordinary journey, we will message our backers openly and quickly.
With manufacturing and logistics, there are many uncertainties related to production and shipping. We have been planning production for many months in advance and have a great relationship with our suppliers. With shipping, we have built enough time into the schedule to allow for assembly and fulfillment. We have reduced uncertainty to a minimum so that we make sure every backer will get their own Waffles.